Taking The Sting Out Of Summer {Review & Giveaway}

This summer has been an absolute scorcher so far which has been amazing. It’s the perfect weather for barbecues, beaches and unfortunately insects of the stinging variety. The heat wave has been the perfect climate for horseflies, gnats, bees, wasps and all those other stinging critters.

None of us has escaped the odd bite and sting so far this year. Although inevitable there are definitely ways to combat and relieve a summer bite or sting. I was recently sent some great products to help our family to take the sting out of summer.

Vie Spray-On Anti Mosquito & Insect Repellent 

Suitable for the whole family including children and babies, Vie Anti-Mosquito spray is an all natural deet free formula. Paraban free and dermatologically tested, it’s perfect for those with sensitive skin too.

I really like how easy the spray is to apply, a spray-on application is so much easier when you have wriggly little ones. The formula has a pleasant smell which surprised me as products we’ve used in the past have smelled quite strong.

I found that the formula absorbed into the skin quickly and left a lovely fresh feeling afterwards too.

We used the spray before heading out to the park and all came home unscathed for once. I’m all for making myself less appetising to the insect world.

The bottle is the perfect size for popping in a bag for days out at the seaside or park. It’s also a great size for taking on holiday too, we are off to Majorca next year so I will definitely be using this to ward off the mosquitos.

Vie Spray-On Anti Mosquito is available at Amazon priced at £7.95 for 100ml. 

Vie After Bite Roll-On

Vie after bite provides soothing relief from insect bites. It’s natural active ingredients, Aloe, Chamomile, Calendula and Mallow are suitable for the most delicate and sensitive skin. The roll-on is perfect for the whole family and a great size to take on holidays or days out.

I really liked how compact this roll-on is, I could easily pop it in my bag or pocket on days out. The rolling ball is calibrated so it only releases the correct amount needed per use. The anti-bike soaked into our skin quickly and didn’t leave any greasy feeling behind.

The kids commented on how nice it smelt on their skin, it’s got a really subtle powdery fragrance. It reminded me of baby powder. I love that the product is all natural as I do often worry about using chemicals on their skin.

Vie After Bite Roll-On is available at Amazon priced at £3.95 for 20ml.

Zap It! Mosquito Bite Relief 

Zap It! is a pocket-sized bite relief device for mosquito and other insect bites. It’s battery free, contains no toxic chemicals and is clinically proven. The device works by delivering a safe electrical discharge which inhibits the release of histamine. Zap It! works to reduce the itching associated with insect bites.

I’m already a big fan of Zap It!, it’s a staple in my holiday essentials kit. I’ve been using it for years and it’s always helped to relieve the itch after a few nasty mosquito bites on holiday. I love the size of it and that it comes with a metal ring so I can attach it to my keys or purse.

I recently learned that it can be used on nettle stings too, no doubt I will get to test that out soon.

Zap It! Mosquito Bite Relief is available at Amazon priced at £4.10 for 30g.

I have kindly been offered five Zap It! devices to give away to our readers. If you would like to win you can enter the giveaway using the gleam widget below. Make sure you pop back daily for an extra bonus entry. Have a read the terms and conditions and best of luck with your entry.

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61 thoughts on “Taking The Sting Out Of Summer {Review & Giveaway}

  1. If ur unfortunate enough to get a bite, I always use Aloe Vera gel that’s been kept in the fridge, fantastic stuff!

  2. By scratching them! Lol. I’ve only started to get bitten in the last year so need to start looking for products to help

  3. I use superdrugs Hydrocortisone 1% Cream its amazing for bites. I am always on the lookout for stuff that actually stops us getting bit in the first place . we are off to corfu in a few weeks and apparently there are loads of mozzies there so would love to win this!

  4. I don’t use anything to relieve bites or stings unless they severe then I will try antiseptic gel or antibiotics.

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